Using CarmenConnect gives faculty the ability to bring in experts from around the globe. During Autumn semester, professor Bill Rives used CarmenConnect to bring Patrick Ritchie, a nationally renowned expert in personal credit management, into his course for three courses sessions.
Professor Rives said, “The students loved having access to a speaker with these experts of this caliber.”
Mr. Ritchie presented for the class sessions that week speaking on credit management along with providing his own personal insight and tips. He also took live questions.
Professor Rives would definitely use the technology again and sees it as a way to bridge the student experience from the tangible classroom to the virtual one. “It was very good because it introduced students to one of the delivery platforms for distance learning. They could envision having better control of their educational experience if this extended to other courses.”